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David Finnell - Prairie Home
David Finnell - Heading Home
David Finnell - Walking Home
David Finnell - The House with a Red Roof
David Finnell - Lake House
David Finnell - Maine Garden
David Finnell - Passing the Barn
David Finnell - On the Road
David Finnell - Ruritania
David Finnell - Marsh at Bernard, Maine
David Finnell - No One Home
David Finnell - Hill House, Maurertown
ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO http://davidfinnellwatercolors.com/about-david.html
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary American landscape painter David Finnell (born 1952 in Independence, Missouri).
In the late 1980s, David began taking watercolor classes at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. Since then, he has taken workshops with acclaimed watercolorists Tom Lynch, Tony Van Hasselt, Frank Webb, Ron Ranson, Marilynne Bradley, Lee Heinsen-Ligocki, and Judi Wagner.
David enjoys the challenge, fun, and camaraderie of plein air painting. In 2015’s Easels in Frederick in Frederick, Maryland, David’s painting, “Shadows on Church Street,” took First Place honors in the non-juried category of the quick-draw competition. In 2013, 2014, and 2016, David was a juried artist in this same event. He has just been juried into Plein Air Richmond 2017.
David’s work appears regularly in regional art shows, including Waterford, Virginia, where his painting “Meandering down Main Street,” took both Best Watercolor and Best Waterford Scene in 2014.
David lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He teaches English at Sherando High School in Stephens City.
David has accepted into the Floyd (Virginia) Plein Air Festival (August 2017).
David has been juried into Plein Air Richmond (Virginia), which will take place 18-25 June.
In June, David participated as a juried artist in "Easels in Frederick" in Frederick, Maryland. He also painted in the Mountain Maryland's Quick Draw in Cumberland, Maryland, attending fellow watercolorist Mick McAndrews' demonstration after the event.
In July, David traveled to the Rockies and then to Santa Fe for two weeks of solo painting.
In June of 2015, David won the Quick Draw (non-juried category) at "Easels in Frederick" with his watercolor "Shadows on Church Street."
In July 2014, David traveled to the island of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, juried into the Frank Bette Paint-out there. “It was my very first trip to California,” said David. “When bystanders saw my name tag, which included my hometown, their first question was always, ‘What are you doing so far from home?’” My answer was always, “Adventure!”
David took Honorable Mention in the Alameda event.
In June of 2014, David participated in “Easels in Frederick,” the juried plein-air competition, in Frederick County, Maryland. He was one of 30 national artists to be accepted into this event. This was David’s second consecutive appearance.
April 25, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
David Finnell (Born 1952)
“My watercolors explore in a loose, impressionistic manner the happy collisions between the natural and the man-made – the dilapidated gray barn sinking into the dry weeds, the precision of a red-brick wall against the riot of wisteria, great billowing clouds over hard, thin rooflines.
More so now, I paint outdoors. There’s nothing quite as thrilling of being there with a palette, an easel, a mop brush, and blank paper.”